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Can Tele-healthcare Interventions Prevent Drug Related Deaths?

Authors: Catriona Matheson,Professor in Substance Use, University of Stirling, Simon Rayner, Aberdeen City Alcohol and Drug Partnership, Kirsten Horsburgh, Drug Death Prevention Lead, Scottish Drugs Forum, Tara Shivaji, Public Health Consultant, NHS Grampian, Joe Schofield, Coordinator, Drugs Research Network Scotland The level of drug related deaths (DRD) across the UK has reached crisis point.  With 1187 deaths in Scotland1and
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SSA-funded ‘Drug Policy and the Public Good’, 2nd edition wins BMA Highly Commended award

We are delighted that Drug Policy and the Public Good, 2nd edition received a Highly Commended award in the Public Health category at the British Medical Association Book Awards this year. This is a fantastic achievement which reflects the hard work and commitment contributed by the full team of authors involved in the project. Over
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The SSA Impact Prize, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the SSA Impact Prize, in this, its inaugural year, is Dr Sarah Jackson. Sarah is a Senior Research Fellow at University College London Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, and engages with a wide variety of groups and figures across the field and outside it, including key
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Current Advances in Gambling Research Conference

Click here to visit the event microsite Date: 12th July 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 Location: University of East London, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/current-advances-in-gambling-research-2019-gambling-research-in-the-uk-tickets-59814857850 #CAGR2019 is an independently funded conference, designed to bring together those researching all aspects of gambling. Funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction, the single day conference aims to
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SSA trustees speak to Health and Social Care Select Committee

SSA trustees Professor Matt Hickman, Professor John Strang and Dr Arun Dhandayudham spoke recently to a parliamentary select committee around future drug policy, which included looking at areas such as harm reduction. You can hear their views on the following video, which is kindly provided by Parliament TV.  
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Women in Addiction

Date: Mon, 17 June 2019 Time: 15:00 – 17:00 BST Location: Institute of Alcohol Studies, 12 Caxton Street, London, SW1H OQS Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-addiction-tickets-61226915352 2018 was the centenary of (at least some) women’s suffrage, and the 20 years’ anniversary of an SSA annual conference where all the speakers were women.  To mark these events, the Society commissioned a Women in
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Announcing the SSA’s new Addictions Professorship scheme

We are delighted to announce the launch of the SSA’s new Addictions Professorship scheme, to support senior addictions academics’ growth and to strengthen addiction research in the UK. Aiming to support individuals who are already senior academics with established expertise and who wish to move to become part of UK academic growth in addiction research, and
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The SSA Fred Yates prize for Researcher of the Year 2019

We are delighted to announce that 2019’s Fred Yates Prize for Researcher of the Year is awarded to two, joint winners, Dr Kyla Thomas and Dr Hamid Noori. Dr Thomas is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol, Public Health Consultant at South Gloucestershire Council, and Clinical Director for the NIHR West of England Clinical Research
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SSA sponsors CM conference

The SSA is sponsoring a free 1-day conference entitled Reinforcing Behaviour Change in Addiction Treatment, to be held at Bush House in London on 5th April 2019. Full details are available here. This is event is being held in conjunction with researchers at the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London, and will present the

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